What Happened in 1787

Significant Events

  • May 13 Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia
  • May 14 Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"

On August 10, 1787

World Leaders in 1787

Famous People in 1787

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 11 Naval officer Horatio Nelson (28) weds Frances Nisbet at Montpelier Estate on the island of Nevis

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Arthur Middleton, American signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 44
  • Feb 12 Ruggiero Boscovich, Italian physicist/astronomer/philosopher, dies at 75
  • Feb 13 Ruđer Bošković, Croatian scientist and diplomat (b. 1711)
  • Feb 13 Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (b. 1717)
  • Mar 2 Jean SOME Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher, dies at 73
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